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Tinhorn Creek Winery Sustainability Programs, Penticton Speakers Series, Monday December 3, 2012

Monday December 3, 2012

7:00 pm in the Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been on a sustainability continuum since its founding in 1994. CEO and Winemaker Sandra Oldfield will explain the winery’s journey and vision and how it uses a four-pronged approach to the idea of sustainability. In addition she will explain how to make the business case for small companies to strive toward greater sustainability.

Sandra Oldfieldwas born and raised in Sonoma County, California.  She received her Master’s Degree in Enology (Winemaking) from the University of California, Davis. In 1995 she moved to Oliver, BC, as winemaker and one of four owners of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. In 2011 she was named the winery’s CEO. She lives on the Tinhorn Creek property with her husband, her seven-year-old adopted daughter, and a menagerie of dogs and cats.


Volunteer to plant Vernon Campus Food Forest

On September 14 and 15th, Kalamalka Garden is kicking off its first planting project by developing a demonstration food forest area. A food forest is an example of the permaculture landscapes that Kalamalka Gardens will feature and over 150 trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs, vines and flowers will be planted. We are looking for volunteers to help out with the planting and landscaping.

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Kalmalka Demonstration Garden

Two new water pathways designed to showcase water conservation have become the first completed projects at Okanagan College’s Kalamalka Demonstration Garden at the Vernon campus.
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Vernon Good Food Box

The good food box is a monthly box full of quality fresh fruits and veggies. Boxes can be ordered and picked up at the Vernon OC Students Association Office.

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Lunch and Learn: Permaculture: Now and Forever

Lunch and Learn with Gordon Hiebert, B.Comm, PDC, Tuesday November 29 at 12:30pm, in Lecture Theatre the on the Vernon Campus. Permaculture is more than organic gardening, it is a social movement aimed at creating truly sustainable human landscapes and dwellings with a regenerative approach.

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UBC Land and Food Systems students work at Vernon demonstration farm

This weekend students from the Land and Food Systems program at UBC-Vancouver are coming to the Vernon Okanagan College campus.  The group is researching how we can increase student and community involvement with the demonstration farm on the Vernon campus.

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Vernon Demonstration Garden Planning Session

Okanagan College – Vernon Campus has embarked on a sustainability project which promotes the development of a Demonstration Garden that provides opportunities for the College’s students, faculty and staff to engage with local community partners through agriculture ventures.

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Good to Grow: Kelowna campus community garden

 The Garden is located on the Kelowna campus directly to the east of the facilities building on the north side of campus. The Garden’s beds have been rented out to staff, students and departments for the next year with all rental proceeds going to the Food Bank. Read more »


Good Food Box delivered in Vernon

Did you know that OC staff and students can get healthy, fresh and local food delivered to the college in Vernon? Read more »


Fezzie’s Manifesto

Okanangan College has a new set of guidlines for food services providers, which include sustainability requirements. Our new cafe in the Centre for Learning, Fezzies, wanted to share their Sustainability Manifesto with us all. Please feel free to ask them about what they are doing to take care of the earth and our College community. Read more »